Matchday travel news and bag policy

The official Chelsea website brings you travel news ahead of our Premier League trip to Manchester United, as well as important information about Old Trafford's bag policy.

National Rail

Engineering work is taking place between Richmond and Feltham/Teddington, closing all lines. Buses will replace trains between Richmond and Hounslow, and also between Richmond and Teddington.

Services that usually run between London Waterloo and Reading will be diverted, calling additionally at Barnes and Hounslow.

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and East Croydon, closing all lines. Buses replace trains. 

You are advised to check the National Rail journey planner prior to your departure.


The District line is closed between High St Kensington and Edgware Road, while the entire Circle line is shut. 

There is no service on the Hammersmith & City line between Hammersmith and Moorgate, and none on the Metropolitan line between Wembley Park and Aldgate. 

On London Overground, there is no service between Richmond/Shepherds Bush and Camden Road until 12 noon. Because of the London Marathon a special service is running on DLR services. 

We advise you to check the TFL website prior to travelling.

The roads

Major roadworks in Manchester have begun on key roads surrounding Old Trafford. This will increase journey time to and from the stadium, and could impact on your route and parking. You are recommended to arrive at the ground at least an hour before kick-off.

If you are travelling to the game by car, please remember Chelsea's Liftshare Scheme, which enables those supporters with room in their vehicle to give a fellow Blue a lift to the game.

Please check your route prior to departure through either the AA or RAC websites.

Traffic England have live Traffic alerts.

You can also follow the dedicated Chelsea police account on Twitter, which will provide useful updates and information on matchday.

Old Trafford bag policy/bag drop information

From the beginning of this season, Man United have introduced a £5 charge to leave an item at a Bag Drop. All profits go to the Manchester United Foundation.

Any bags larger than 20cm x 15cm x 5cm (8" x 6" x 2") are not permitted in the stadium, unless they contain essential medical or childcare items.

This restricted bag policy also applies to the areas in the immediate vicinity of the stadium itself (including the forecourts and the tunnels under the stands), so the Bag Drop facility for away supporters has been conveniently located on E2 car park.

Please remember, the easiest thing is not to bring a bag or any unnecessary items with you on the day.

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